Next month is in ten days. I need at least $1,400 next month. I need to focus on scrounging, selling, and begging in a frantic attempt to get that money. If I'm focused on that (and school) I'm not going to have time for the blog.
Even more terrifying is that my public assistance is up for review. $530 a month in cash. An additional $200 that can be used only for food. Health insurance. If it isn't renewed I will lose my house. Full stop. I may go hungry.
The odds of there being a Stealing Commas are basically nil.
I'm worried about it not getting renewed. I never really thought about it that much, but the help I've gotten paying for tuition (thank you and I regret nothing, for the record) adds up to a lot. $4,000-ish per semester. For three-ish semesters. It's not like I kept the money or put it in savings. It went straight to tuition. But, on paper, it looks like $12,000 dollars of general income.
If they look at it as that then I am completely and utterly screwed. I lose everything.
I said it was terrifying. I meant it. Absa-fucking-lutely terrifying.
I'll see you when I see you.
It was asked in the comments if donating to me now would make the situation with respect to the review worse. No. No, it would not. I'm as confident of that as it is possible for me to be. It has to do with the period looked at in the review, the time I have to report incoming money, and stuff like that.
If the review kicks me off public assistance, then I need all the donations I can get. If it doesn't then new donations aren't going to change that and, moreover, it means that the government and I see eye to multifaceted-bureaucratic-eye on the very major issue of tuition money. If you donate for something else, that I know how to deal with and report and so forth without fear.